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Spinach Lasagna Rolls

Lasagna ~ classic family favorite
but with a twist, no, actually a roll!


I saw this recipe on Food Network years ago and we have been enjoying it ever since.  It's not a quick fix but it sure is fun.  Besides, disguising healthy spinach in a fun little roll is a great way to get guys to eat their veggies.

Let's Roll~

Ingredients:
1 (15 oz) ricotta cheese
1 (10 oz) package frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 cup grated parmesan
3 oz thinly sliced prosciutto, chopped  (tip ~ Don't ask for this at the Walmart deli.  They will look at you like you are crazy!)
1 egg, beaten
1/2 t. salt
12 uncooked lasagna noodles
2 cups marinara sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella

Sauce (you can omit but it sure is good with it):
2 T butter
4 t. flour
1 1/4 cups milk
pinch of salt, pepper & nutmeg
To make sauce: melt butter in saucepan over medium heat.  Add flour and whisk for a few minutes.  Whisk in milk and increase heat a little.  Continue whisking until sauce comes to a simmer and is thick and smooth (about 3 minutes).  Add seasoning and pour in the bottom of a 9x13 pan.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl, stir together ricotta, spinach, parmesan, prosciutto, egg, salt & pepper.


Boil noodles until just tender but still firm.  Drain.  Arrange on baking sheet in a single layer so they don't stick together.

Now the fun part!  It's time to roll.  (Kids love to help with this part!)

One at a time, spread 3 T. of spinach/cheese mixture evenly over one noodle. 


Start rolling from one end.  Lay lasagna roll seam side down in pan. 


Roll another...until all the rolls are done.


Spoon marinara sauce over rolls and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.


Cover with foil.  Bake 20 then remove foil and bake 10-15 minutes longer until cheese browns a little on top.

Done!  Pair with a Casear salad and let your family marvel at your masterpieces.

Comments

  1. Wow. That's a lot of work. I'm lazy and love my no-cook noodles layered on. Your dish is much prettier though. :)

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  2. Oooooh, this looks really good. I will be trying it out! :)

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  3. Yum! That looks good and I'll try it!

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  4. Love Lasagna Rolls! Especially with shrimp added and a little cream sauce with the tomato sauce. The best ones in Norman are at Victoria's Pasta Shop on campus corner (FYI). Yum!

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